Boilers on Barge

Tugs tow boilers on barge!

Excuse the crappy photo, it's shot through my office window. These large boilers were made in Goodna (or thereabouts) up the river and were being transported down to the port loading docks at the mouth of the river.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 27th February 2007, This photo: 10:26am

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  • picsbymac said:
    It's an interesting view from your office... Nice to look overlook a river.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) Yes, a nice river view is good.
  • yewenyi (文意) said:
    the photo is cool and full of action.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Brian, I must say I was very impressed by the size of these boilers (the big white things). The actually considered transporting them by road, but opted for the much saner river transport instead.
  • photo by Alison said:
    can I ask what the boilers boil? And what do they boil it for? I want to know! (And I too like your view!)
  • David de Groot said:
    No idea Alison, but I do have a couple of related news articles:
  • Misteriddles said:
    It's a measure of my addiction to shutterbuggery that when I heard about this on the radio on my way to work I started devising plans to 'wag' it and make for the river instead. Alas, sanity prevailed. But I'm glad I've now seen what I missed. You know, I was expecting those boilers to be round.
  • sarahmelindacook said:
    ah so this is what they looked like! I was stuck in traffic, and the radio was saying that there were boilers on a barge on the way down the river, which wasn't making the traffic better. They are pretty huge aren't they.
  • David de Groot said:
    heheehe I knew nothing of them at all Iain until they came floating past our window. When someone said they were boilers I was surprised they weren't round either.

    Yeah one of the guys in the office mentioned the Centenary Hwy was pretty bad Sarah.